Archive for November, 2006

M42/M43: Spitzer/Hubble image of the Orion Nebula

November 10, 2006


[Spitzer/Hubble image of M42]

Composite image of the Orion Nebula M42 with M43, created from data obtained by the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope in the infrared and visible part of the spectrum.

This is a false-color composite image where light detected at wavelengths of 0.43, 0.50, and 0.53 microns is blue. Light at wavelengths of 0.6, 0.65, and 0.91 microns is green. Light at 3.6 microns is orange, and 8.0 microns is red.

Spitzer image site:
http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=ssc2006-21a

Press Release:
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2006-21/release.shtml